Envy - Recitation

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Experimental, Hardcore, Screamo
Temporary Residence Limited
Envy
Recitation
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Envy aren’t a tough act to pin down anymore. Yes they’re still that forceful band from across the sea, but they’re objectives couldn’t be more understandable with latest release Recitation. It’s the year 2010 and the inner workings of brash emotional hardcore from the last decade have weaved their way out of Envy’s stylings. What’s left is something that’s always been hinted at but never truly discovered; a beautiful portrayal of soundscapes that rise and fall whilst battling a line of that hardly deserves the division – that being screamo and post-rock. If this is a difficult note to accept than the opening number of Recitation should settle the anxiety; “Guidance” feels perfectly suited for such a task as well. Calming atmosphere’s for softly strummed guitars to lace throughout while soothing words are spoken like a hypnotism tape ease in the band before an explosion of force makes headway.

Here is where Envy comes full circle in sound. Establishing a groove familiar to the yesteryears of rock radio smashed together with ominous blasts of hardcore, Envy continue pushing the boundaries of whatever genre it is they’re associating with. Yeah but they’ve done this before haven’t they? Kind of. A Dead Sinking Story was revolutionary in terms of progression for screamo, but this is Envy refining then perfecting that experimentalism; made ever clearer by their vibrative sentimentality found throughout a majority of Recitation. Tracks are built upon gentle riffs that ripple out heavier moments all like the cycle of a hurricane; one that you don’t mind standing in the middle of because the eye of this storm couldn’t be more beautiful. It blends beauty with aggression seamlessly leaving the encouragement that the two are in fact one.

1. Guidance
2. Last Hours of Eternity
3. Rain Clouds Running in a Holy Night
4. Pieces of the Moon I Weaved
5. Light and Solitude
6. Dreams Coming To An End
7. Incomplete
8. Worn Heels and the Hands We Hold
9. A Hint and the Incapacity
10. A Breath Clad in Happiness
11. 0 and 1
12. Your Hand

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